Meet our team
CEO & FOUNDER
The inspirer of TinkerList, Erik Hauters, has over 15 years of experience as a television director of talk-, music-, panel-, and gameshows. His first-hand observations of editors’, directors’ and producers’ frustrations gave way to TinkerList, an online unified platform to support creative television makers. Check out Erik’s blog for his portfolio and interesting reads on directing and TV creation.
Time and time again, I saw writers and producers copy paste content, and waste their energy on tedious jobs. As a director, I was left with scripts that were not the most recent version, videos in the wrong codecs, and images that were dispersed all over the place. So I envisioned one environment, in which all participants of the editorial team (editors, copywriters, graphic designers,…) and the production crew (director, producer, technical operators,..) can collaboratively create and adapt content during all stages of the television production process.
CCO & Co-founder
Kurt is our ever enthusiastic sales director and business guru. Kurt studied industrial design and worked several years as a designer until he was ready for his own adventures. He moved to France and started his own architectural firm from scratch. For 5 years he was CEO, leading a creative team and taking care of the business development. In 2015 he joined forces with Erik in order to bring TinkerList to the international scene.
Vero Vanden Abeele
UX Director & Co-founder
Vero has been teaching and practicing the art of User Experience design, for over 15 years, as a professor of human‐computer interaction at the University of Leuven (Belgium). She is an expert on the field of usability and user interfaces. As Erik’s sparring -and real life- partner she ensures that UX is no mere gimmick, but remains at the forefront of TinkerList. Vero watches over our team of designers and developers and sees to it that the user always comes first.
Brendan is our freelance advisor for all matters related to finance and legal. During his career at imec (former iMinds), Brendan was the focal point of contact towards Tinkerlist within the business incubation program imec.istart (formerly known as iStart). He has meanwhile moved on to another challenge outside imec, but remains committed to the future success of TinkerList.
Sales & Marketing
Business Development Manager
Aaron is crazy about the customer: always on the look-out for a win-win. As our Business Development Manager, he combines 7+ years of sales & marketing experience and an MBA, in order to help us grow in the right direction. He’s a game-show nut, a book-lover and a TV-addict. Favourite quiz: University Challenge.
Charlotte de Roey
Customer Happiness & HR Manager
Charlie is responsible of onboarding, training and taking care of TinkerList users, from the start until the celebration of a successful production. She’s also supporting the team by recruiting new colleagues, saying ‘yes’ to every holiday request and spreading random happiness at TinkerList as HR manager. On weekends, she’s probably travelling or cuddling her plants.
Customer Happiness Specialist
Glenn is a Customer Happiness Specialist with more than 10 years of experience in various customer service related roles. He’s always ready to help and can do this in multiple languages. He is always on the look for a perfect solution and ways to improve existing situations. A passion for travel and new adventures got him to discover multiple countries over the past few years. In his free time he likes paddle boarding and working in his vegetable garden.
Sales Development Representative
Andrew has been in sales for almost 5 years with a background in customer service, starting out in an electrical retailer in Ireland. Moved from Ireland to Amsterdam in 2019 when he was 20 years old. He’s a huge football fan, watching and playing since he was a kid.
Head of Growth
Pawel started his career as a scientist but after discovering the world of marketing, he sold his soul to the Growth Devil. Since 2012, he’s worked in user research and data-driven growth with around 200 companies in the world. He’s often on the move, living in different European countries, learning foreign languages (5 and counting), and making sure decision making is based on data rather than gut feeling.
Digital Content Creator
Rosie is our creative centipede. Being a photographer, interviewer and podcaster on the side, she’s responsible for the digital storytelling of TinkerList. From cooking up social media posts, to writing catchy copy’s and articles, to taking aesthetic pictures and making funky videos, Rosie has it all!
Research & Development
Márcio de Sousa
Lead Software Engineer
Lead UI/UX Designer
Argyro is a UX and Interaction designer educated as an HCI engineer. She is the jack of all trades. Her mission is to create polished user experiences from feature conceptualization and mockups to front-end implementation. Argyro enables the communication between the design and development teams.
Product UI/UX Designer
Moe is an architect turned UX designer, specialized in creating meaningful designs and experiences tailored for humans (mostly). His multidisciplinary background and coding know-how allow him to communicate effectively and coordinate with different teams. In his free time, Moe is a guitarist, painter, and a student of languages.
Senior Backend developer
Brazilian and happy by nature, Gregori has been working for almost a decade as a backend developer, and during this time his love for development has been growing more and more. Although always in search for new technologies and better ways to do what he does, he never leaved aside the PHP language, the apple of his eyes.
Adriano dos Santos
Senior Backend Developer
Adriano started his career as a full-stack developer in 2009, where he followed and grew along with the internet and its technologies, working on several projects in the most varied areas. Brazilian, Portuguese by adoption, christian, married, drummer, lover of animal life, lives 99% of life with jokes and humor and is passionate about humanitarian causes around the world.
Senior Frontend Developer
Marco is a career front-end enthusiast, working to master all things ‘interface’. Interface with the user, the server, the business, the team… The list goes on! Communication enthusiast too, so it seems. In his free time, he explores whatever his curiosity points to, and is always learning.
Gabriel is a frontend developer that worked most of his professional time as a full-stack developer and always searches for the most adequate and durable solution when facing an issue, he believes that communication is the key for good teamwork. A Brazilian who loves music, sports and the culture of his hometown.
If missing, you can always find Sebastiaan somewhere near a 3D printer or lasercutter making another unnecessary trinket.
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